Al's Place is a low cost inn for bicyclists as they ride along the TransAmerican Trail. It is located in downtown Farmington, Missouri, in the upstairs of the old historic St. Francois County jail house. The person that Al's Place is named after is Al Dziewa. His family owns Long John Silvers and A&W. He was a bicyclist who competed in races. In 2003, he developed cancer and he passed away in 2005. Al was a great inspiration to many people in the community, and he is remembered best for mentoring young adults and for his enthusiasm about bicycling.
The TransAmerica Trail is a bicycle route which was created in 1976 and comes through Farmington. It was established as part of America's Bicentennial celebration. The TransAmerica Trail starts in Astoria, Oregon, and ends in Yorktown, Virginia. There are about 1,000 to 1,200 cyclists that come through Farmington annually, so the city decided to make a place for them to stay. There are 3 rooms with 14 bunks. There are some smaller rooms for people traveling alone or as couples. There are plans to get a computer so riders can have access to the Internet. There is a washer and dryer to wash dirty clothes. Riders can bring their own food and put it in the pantry and the refrigerator. The city asks them to pay about $20 for their stay. The Downtown Development Association bought the couches, TV, tables, the refrigerator, washer and dryer. Bedding was donated by a local hospital.
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Guitar Hero 3 Showdown!
Join the fun for a few hours of competitive guitar skills using Play Station 2 and Wii game systems. Register now to guarantee your spot in one of the six age groups.
Proceeds from the Showdown will purchase additional bedding and a computer for Al's Place.
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Sign up now for the Guitar Hero 3 Showdown!
There are only 24 spots open in each age bracket (8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-21, 22-39, 40 & older) so make your reservation in advance to guarantee a spot.
Advanced registration is $5; at the door is $10. You can bring your own Wii or PS2 controller or use one of ours. All payments are due the day of competition.
Concessions available all day! Bring your friends!
Download a form here and mail it in or drop it off at St. Paul Lutheran School, 608 E Columbia St., Farmington, MO, 63640.
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